A few days ago I posted info about a Business Class fare sale going on until the end of the month. I now follow up with the First Class version.
For another week, Passengers can book First Class travel to Europe starting in the low $5000 area. The best deal seems to be Boston – Brussels for only $5200 while most other east coast departures range in the $5400-6200 area. For midwest and west coast departures, expect fares to range between $6000 and $7000.
The rules are similar to the Business Class sale in that tickets must be purchased by August 31 and travel must take place over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Departures must take place between November 21 and 27 while return flights must take place between November 26 and December 2. Weekend departures may carry a small surcharge.
Most importantly, pay attention to the carriers that will be operating your flights.
For this sale, eligible carriers include United, Brussels, Air Canada, SWISS, Austrian and Lufthansa. Out of these, only Lufthansa, SWISS and United offer a ‘true’ First Class cabin.
Obviously my recommendation is to choose Lufthansa or SWISS for the superior product, not to mention the fact that flying LH or LX will gain you access to the First Class Lounges and Frankfurt’s First Class Terminal.
Don’t forget to get your duck!